2021 Hyundai Elantra at Pearson Hyundai

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been completely redesigned for the 2021 model year, and it is already being recognized as one of the top vehicles in its class. Some new features are an upgraded exterior design, wireless smartphone integration, standard driver assistance technology, and selectable drive modes. The 2021 Elantra comes with three primary trim levels, SE, SEL, and Limited. Additionally, Hyundai will be releasing the track-ready Elantra N-Line and the fuel-efficient Elantra hybrid for the first time ever. Both additional models will roll out in the Spring or Summer of 2021. We've taken an in-depth look at the all-new Elantra to provide you with a full review. Continue reading to learn more!


Digital Key

Unlock ELANTRA's doors. Start the engine. Send digital copies of your key to family and friends and share. All they need is a compatible smartphone. The class-exclusive available Hyundai Digital Key puts game-changing power and flexibility in your hands, conveniently from your smartphone⁠

A whole new angle.

ELANTRA stirs up the dramatic. Sharply defined character lines on the sides flow with its crisply contoured bumpers. A dominant bold grille up front and the angled design of the rear are equal measures of break-out-of-the-expected bold. From every angle ELANTRA is anything but boring.


You're in command.

Low, wide and ample, ELANTRA surrounds its driver with an impressive cockpit, for a solid feeling of confidence and capability.

Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™

Now you can wirelessly connect your iPhone® with Apple CarPlay and access your favorite mobile apps safely from ELANTRA's standard 8-inch touchscreen. You can also connect to our available hi-res 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay®, shown. Got an Android? Use Android Auto™ to get your smartphone apps, maps and infotainment. No wires needed on our standard 8-inch touchscreen


Wireless device charging

Never lose a chance to recharge. Just place your Qi-compatible device on the available charging pad to power up without cords or clutter.

Blue Link® Connected Car Service

With a compatible smartphone, Blue Link® lets you lock, unlock, or start your ELANTRA remotely, from wherever you are. Available for three years, complimentary.⁠

Hyundai SmartSense

Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist

When the forward camera and radar detect a vehicle or pedestrian in your path, it warns you of a potential collision. If you don't begin stopping in time, the system will automatically apply emergency braking.

Driver Attention Warning

To help prevent potential accidents, this system monitors your driving patterns to detect drowsy or inattentive driving. Once detected, it alerts you with a sound cue coupled with a warning message on the instrument panel.

Trim Levels of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra


  • 147-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder engine⁠
  • Wireless Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay®⁠
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • 8-inch color touchscreen display audio


  • Hands-free smart trunk release⁠
  • Blue Link® Connected Car System⁠
  • Proximity Key with push button start⁠
  • 16-inch alloy wheels


  • 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation⁠
  • Dynamic Voice Recognition⁠
    Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Leather-trimmed seating surfaces

How Has the 2021 Hyundai Elantra's Exterior Been Upgraded?

Great question! Hyundai has always been providing consumers with stylish appearances. The 2021 Elantra, however, takes this to another level! The chief design officer at Hyundai is calling the design features "parametric dynamics." The design has been upgraded with a wider stance and sharp edges and pointed lines to invoke specific emotions from onlookers. The seventh-generation design also includes a jewel patterned cascading grille on a forward-leaning fascia surrounded by narrow pointing headlights creating a fierce stare. Two sharp lines stretch from the top of the hood and come to a point just above the Hyundai emblem. The low positioning of the front fascia creates an intense emotion between man and machine. A unique sharp edge runs the length of the vehicle, creating a muscular side profile. The rear has a single horizontal line from edge to edge. The Hyundai has the perfect balance of aggression and elegance, sparking subtle emotions in the minds of those looking at the vehicle.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Engine and Drivetrain

The three main 2021 Hyundai Elantra trims come with one fuel-efficient engine. This is a 2.0-liter inline-4 cylinder engine, providing 147 horsepower, 132 lb-ft of torque, and an average of 35 MPG. Looking for even more fuel efficiency? In late Spring of 2021, the Elantra hybrid will roll out of the factory with a 1.6L I-4 engine paired with a 32kW electric motor getting an impressive 55 average MPG. If it's power you seek, fret not! Also, later in 2021 will be the N-Line. This will house a 1.6L turbocharged I-4 engine that will provide drivers with a fun 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque while still maintaining around 26 MPG.

What Can You Tell Me About Hyundai SafetySense?

Standard on all Elantra trims is safety equipment like anti-lock brakes, driver's knee airbags, side curtain airbags, and advanced occupant classification airbags depending on occupant size and severity of the impact. Hyundai added a whole suite of driver assistance technologies under the SafetySense umbrella on top of the standard safety equipment. SafeSense provides standard safety features that most manufacturers charge extra for, like blindspot monitoring, lane keep assist, a rearview camera, forward collision mitigation, and automatic high beams.

Get a New Hyundai Elantra at Pearson Hyundai

If you're looking for a new sedan in the Richmond, VA area, look no further than the Hyundai Elantra at Pearson Hyundai. With extensive features ranging from an upgraded exterior to advanced technology to high-tech safety features, there is something for drivers from all walks of life. Don't just take our word for it, though. We invite you to check out our inventory right here on our website. When you're ready, come on down to Pearson Hyundai to take a test drive and work with one of our professional sales team members.

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